Jesus appears to this Mary, Mary Magdalene, a woman whose life had been changed by Jesus forever. This Mary went and told the disciples what she had seen with her own eyes: Jesus is alive. How did the disciples respond to Mary’s announcement? They didn’t believe her.
Who Is This Man
A Surprising Ending
The resurrection of Jesus defied the expectations of his closest followers. And those defied expectations are in themselves evidence that the historical testimony is true. The disciples didn’t make up the resurrection of Jesus. Far from it, the disciples, including the lead disciple Peter, they never expected it to happen.
Jesus’ Death and Burial
Here’s what Mark’s doing: he showing us that just as Jesus was really dead and he was really buried in the tomb. Mark is preparing us for the truth that on Sunday, the tomb, Jesus’ tomb was really empty, and that Jesus had really risen from the dead. Make no mistake about it, Jesus was, […]
God’s Plan For Deliverance
When taunted by his enemies, Jesus chooses to remain on the cross, fulfilling God’s plan to deliver all those who will turn from their sin and put their whole trust in Jesus for their personal salvation. That’s the gospel message that we love at this church. It’s the bright hope that keeps us moving forward […]
This is hours before Jesus’ crucifixion and death, when Jesus is betrayed and arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane, with all his followers deserting Jesus. This is the moment Mark appears in his story about Jesus.
The Woman’s Gift – Mark 14.1-31
God the Father sent his Son, the priceless gift, the perfect sacrifice, his life broken and poured out, so we might receive forgiveness for our sins and eternal life with God for ever in heaven. The woman’s gift is a beautiful foreshadowing of the gospel, and the gift of God that is Jesus.
The Son of Man is Coming
Mark 13, this is Jesus teaching his followers a day or two before his arrest and crucifixion. He’s reviewing events that will occur in the near future and the distant future, though admittedly it’s hard to distinguish among those events Jesus is describing, which events will occur in the near future, some in 70 AD, […]
Jesus Teaches About Future Things
Mark 13 is a chapter in the book of Mark where we encounter another surreal duality in the person of Jesus. Jesus, the Son of God who became a man to be our Savior, the same Jesus who came to rescue lost people, is also the Judge who will condemn those who reject his mercy […]